Can marketing counterfeit versions of Sponge Bob Square Pants (actual cartoon at right) and Dora the Explorer filled with lead, other dangerous chemicals and choking hazards to children make you rich?
Yes, boys and girls, it sure can.
The feds reported today they seized a Porsche and a Lexus, alon ... More >>
Better Than: A pint-sized Jessica Rabbit/Betty Boop hybrid in a pillbox hat. Drunk.
These characters and their sexy, bubbly, potentially psychotic tendencies all came to mind while I watched Paloma Faith scale a bunch of fake palm trees at the Mercury Lounge last night. Her set time was apparently ... More >>
I asked that question once before and the responses were so fervent that I had to retire to my plushie for some comfort before finally getting up the nerve to return to the human world again.
But I'm back and ready to ask it one more time.
Ever fall in love with an animated figure?
George Kuchar, the Bronx-raised filmmaker who began his career, along with twin brother Mike, at age 12, died this week in San Francisco after a long battle with prostate cancer.
Beginning with The Wet Destruction of the Atlantic Empire (1954) and continuing through The Naked and the Nude (1 ... More >>
This Friday, director Kenneth Branagh improbably meets Marvel comics when the big budget adventure Thor opens, bringing armour--and amour--down to earth from the realm of Asgard.
I saw the flick last night in 3D--or actually in the West 30s--and star Chris Hemsworth turns out to be one of th ... More >>
All the world's a stage, and singer-songwriter Jessie J's corner of it looks something like American Idol (or maybe X Factor, since she's a Brit). The 23-year-old's debut, Who You Are, is not so much an album as it is a pleading, 50-minute audition, the logical byproduct of someone who doesn' ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
November 25, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 47
History of a hype: Worm in Big Apple
By Maureen Orth
New York is dead, everyone complained. The last thing to hit town was "Jesus Christ Superstar," and it was so unbelievably crass. The major art op ... More >>
The Vivian Girls. The Backstreet Boys. Both bands are on tour this summer; both have a penchant for wobbly harmony; both have experienced relatively recent line-up changes. For some, these coincidences wouldn't register, but for savvy Paper Magazine editor (and former Voice cohort) Elizabeth ... More >>
Comics come out on Wednesday, and so does Richard Gehr's Pulp Fictions.
It was the best of times, it was the...no, it was nowhere near the best of times, as the politically and socially turbulent pages of Alison Bechdel's Essential Dykes to Watch Out For attest. It was a fine year for comics, how ... More >>